The Yorkshire Dales: find out about its historyLovers of the Yorkshire Dales have the chance to go back to school to enrich their knowledge of the countryside.

Ancient Roman bones, sheep creeps and hennery piggeries are some of the subjects under the microscope for visitors to Grassington town hall this month, at an event organised by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

The Yorkshire Dales: find out about its history 

There will also be a chance to hear at first hand how recent discoveries and research have called into question accepted theory on how limestone pavements were formed.

The day school is open to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the history and archaeology of the Dales, and will look at some of the latest information unearthed by experts. The Yorkshire Archaeological Society has teamed up with the authority to stage the event, the eighth in a series of annual schools.

Robert White, senior conservation archaeologist with the authority, said: “The day involves a series of experts from English Heritage, the national park authority, commercial companies and local societies discussing some of the results of recent archaeological and historical surveys and research in and around the national park carried out by the YDNPA and others.

“As in previous years, this one looks like being a full house.”

The day school takes place on 19 April and costs £10, with a reduction to £7.50 for full-time students and members of the YAS.

For information, and to book a place, email or ring 01969 652353.